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Terry is the chief car tester for Emery Motors and Frank is an Engineer. Jane has just been hired to work in publicity. Frank and Terry both want Jane to be their girl. Terry has designed a new carburetor that should bring him fame and money, but he cannot get it to work correctly. Terry and Gadget have tested it for over a year, but it still is not perfected. Emery Motors assigns Frank to help Terry with the carburetor, but Terry is not happy because Frank is an Engineer and is also vying for Jane. They finish the carburetor, and to test it, they enter a car in the Indianapolis 500 race. Terry is not yet satisfied with the carburetor before the big race even though it has passed all the tests. Written by
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The point of interest in this movie is that it is the first starring role for James Stewart. Being a Three Stooges fan, as well as a fan of Mr. Stewart, I enjoyed Ted Healy's fairly substantial supporting role. If you don't know, Ted Healy started the Stooges act - they were HIS Stooges, at first - with first Moe Howard, then adding Shemp Howard, Moe's older brother, and finally adding Larry Fine in 1925. Ted was their boss; they basically responded to him as the central figure in their stage act. They signed with MGM in 1933, with Jerome Howard (Curley) as the third Stooge instead of Shemp (who quit), did a few shorts and had some minor roles in some features, then separated over money (mainly) in 1934. Ted went on to appear in a number of MGM films before his untimely death in 1937. In "Speed", he plays Gadget, Terry Martin's (Stewart) comic sidekick. Ted does a few things reminiscent of the Three Stooges, like having three incompetent assistants in one scene, letting out a "woo-woo" like Curley in another, and pulling the old "Gentlemen" gag (looking behind him when someone addresses them, as if he doesn't know who he's talking to). Not a great movie, but enjoyable enough. Also look for the underrated Una Merkel as "Jo".
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